March dates for Professional Respect Training Workshops

Posted Tuesday 16 Feb 2021

The ScreenSafe/SWAG Screen Industry Professional Respect Training Project is back up and running for 2021. These workshops are fully funded and a great opportunity for everyone in a position of responsibility to upskill accordingly.

The course will address predominately sexual harassment and also includes bullying, harassment, definitions, disclosures, and respectful behaviours in the workplace. Be a part of this screen sector culture change and help make the sector a safe environment for everyone.

The dates for March are:

Tauranga – Friday 12 March

Auckland – Saturday 20 March

Numbers for each workshop are limited to 24, so book your space now. To secure your seat, please email the details below to

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Note: This workshop focuses on sexual harassment prevention within the Screen Industry.  If you would like to talk with someone about the content of the training and the safety of participants during the workshop, please contact Kelly Lucas at ScreenSafe ( ) or our independent Sexual Harm Prevention Specialist and Workshop Facilitator Rachel Harrison (


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Marbrook's Loimata wins Grand Prix at FIFO

Marbrook's Loimata wins Grand Prix at FIFO

Posted Tuesday 16 Feb 2021

A big round of applause for Anna Marbrook, whose documentary feature, Loimata, The Sweetest Tears, has won the Grand Prix du Jury at Tahiti's prestigious FIFO, (Festival International du Film Documentaire Océanien).

At the prizegiving ceremony Jury member Julia Overton, a leading figure in Australian film and television, described Loimata as "a film that was really well directed . . .  on an important subject: childhood trauma." She added: "Our congratulations to the whole team who presented this family's story with so much compassion."

Marbrook produced Loimata, The Sweetest Tears with her filmmaker brother Jim Marbook and executive producers, the acclaimed University of Auckland academic Dr Tamasailau Suaalii-Sauni and award-winning filmmaker and WIFT member Dame Gaylene Preston. The cinematographer was another WIFT member, Jess Charlton.

In Loimata, The Sweetest Tears, director/producer Marbrook takes us with her dying friend, the extraordinary ocean-going waka captain, Lilo Ema Siope on an emotional healing journey. A finely-crafted compassionate documentary strongly tied to Ema's Samoan culture, Loimata, The Sweetest Tears is an intimate exploration of a family shattered by shame working courageously to liberate themselves from the shackles of the past.

Lilo Ema Siope image from Loimata: The Sweetest Tears.